2018 ECHO Annual Conference

September 7-9, 2018

Chattanooga, Tennessee

Hosted by: Erlanger LifeForce

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This years Annual Conference will be held in Chattanooga, Tennessee!  We have over 50 presentations & will be debuting several new training tracks as our membership has increased.  

The conference will be held at the University of Tennessee - Chattanooga Campus - University Center.  This incredible venue will be able to support all of the training tracks under one roof!


 Pilot Track

We will have our first pilot track, complete with pre-conference! 

This training track has been developed in cooperation with ECHO member pilots who aviate in HEMS, Law Enforcement, & SAR operations.

The concept being that HEMS pilots can learn something from LE pilots, & LE pilots learn from SAR pilots

 

 

Join us in Chattanooga, TN for our largest training conference!  The Annual Conference brings together ALL of public safety aviation from across the world!

Training Agenda will be released on May 1st

Stay Tuned…

for details!

Comms Specialist Track

You asked and we heard! 

Join the rest of the flight team for the great training opportunities offered by ECHO! 

This track has been developed for comm specs, by comm specs!

3 full days of presentations about the topics that matter to you & your carrer.  We will also be touring Erlanger's EROC Comms center.

 
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The Down For Weather Bash

 

September 8, 2018 1800-2300

Join fellow ECHO members for a night you will not soon forget!  We will be taking over the entire Tennessee Aquarium for our signature social event!  There will be FREE food & plenty of adult cocktails to go around!

We will have live entertainment, drinks throughout the 4 story aquarium, and plenty of time to enjoy this tremendous opportunity with a guest!

As ECHO is an organization that is also involved assisting our flight crew families, we welcome you to bring a guest to enjoy the luxurious evening under water!


 Please join us for the 2nd Annual ECHO Military Flight Paramedic Symposium.  For this 8 hour period of instruction ECHO will be providing 8 hours of FREE continuing education to all Military Aeromedical Personnel with specific tracks aimed at the maintenance of battlefield en route care skills in addition to upkeep of certifications.   Our presenters are some of the most highly trained and experienced Flight NCOs and Medical Officers the DOD has to offer.  We will host presentations and hands on lectures to include a Case Study Panel and updates provided by the Co-TCCC and Committee for En Route Care.  With any questions please contact our Military Liaisons SGT Joel Coelho (NHANG) joelgcoelho@gmail.com or HM2 John Siedler (Naval Air Station Whidbey Island) johnsieds@gmail.com/john.siedler@navy.mil

Please join us for the 2nd Annual ECHO Military Flight Paramedic Symposium.  For this 8 hour period of instruction ECHO will be providing 8 hours of FREE continuing education to all Military Aeromedical Personnel with specific tracks aimed at the maintenance of battlefield en route care skills in addition to upkeep of certifications. 

Our presenters are some of the most highly trained and experienced Flight NCOs and Medical Officers the DOD has to offer.  We will host presentations and hands on lectures to include a Case Study Panel and updates provided by the Co-TCCC and Committee for En Route Care.  With any questions please contact our Military Liaisons SGT Joel Coelho (NHANG) joelgcoelho@gmail.com or HM2 John Siedler (Naval Air Station Whidbey Island) johnsieds@gmail.com/john.siedler@navy.mil

Military Aviation Symposium

Pre-Conference  Agenda

September 7, 2018

 

0800-0830:  Introduction, Registration – SGT Joel Coelho  

0830-0950:  Damage Control Resuscitation Transport Consideration 

0930-0945:  BREAK 

0945-1100:  Military Critical Care Simulations – LTCDR Hardy 

1100-1200:  ACC/CRM 

1200-1300:  LUNCH 

1300-1430:  Rescue and Transport Panel Discussion – Moderator: SGT Joel Coelho 

1430-1445:  BREAK 

1445-1545:  Ventilator Management – SSG Johnson 

1545-1645:  Hoist Operations HM2  Siedler  & Papalski (Naval Air Station Whidbey Island)

1645-1700:  AAR – SGT Joel Coelho


Lodging Options

Book your lodging early!

There is a major music festival (Moon River) in town the same weekend & lodging is going quickly!  These group rates are the prices we get.  We DO NOT upcharge or make any money from lodging.

ECHO Host Hotel

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Holiday Inn & Suites Downtown Chattanooga       

434 Chestnut Street                        

Chattanooga, TN, 37402                

(423) 777-5858                                    

Price - $109 per night                          

Parking - $15 per day

Check In 3PM & Check Out 11AM

Reservations must be made by 8/10/18

70 rooms in the group block

Main hotel being used & will also host a few after hours social events

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chattanooga Downtown     

 

407 Chestnut Street                        Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402         
(423)-756-5150

 

Price - $149 per night

Parking – Self park $11 $ Valet $15 per day

Check In 3PM & Check Out 12PM

Reservations must be made by 8/9/18

30 rooms in the group block

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Hampton Inn & Suites Chattanooga/Downtown      

 

400 Chestnut St                                   Chattanooga, TN 37402                      

(423) 693-0500                              

 

Price -  $149 per night                       

Parking - $10 per day                        

 

Check In 4pm & Check Out 11AM

Reservations must be made by 8/8/18

10 rooms in group block

To make reservations:

Call the hotel direct at (423) 693-

0500 and press option 1.  Provide

the reservations desk with the

arrival date and group name-

Erlanger Hospital-ECHO

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The Read House Hotel         

 

827 Broad Street                                 

Chattanooga, TN 37402

                     

423-266-4121                                      

 

Parking $15/day                            

 

Use Group code: ECHO18

Hotel is reportedly HAUNTED, for you thrill seekers!

Check it out: https://ghostcitytours.com/chattanooga/haunted-places/read-house-hotel/

Check In 3PM & Check Out 11AM

Reservations must be made by 8/18/18

40 rooms in group block

 

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Chattanooga-Hixson   

 

4820 Hixson Pike                                

Hixson, TN 37343                               

423.877.6464                                      

 

Price - $103/night                        

Parking - FREE                            

(Lowest Rate & only 10 minutes away)

 

Check In 3PM & Check out 11AM

Reservations must be made by 8/1/18

50 rooms in group block